FINAL SCORE: Apprentice School 64, Washington & Lee 61
RECORDS: Apprentice School 8-3, Washington & Lee 3-6
LOCATION: Lexington, VA
ON THE COURT
Sophomore Kenya Wilkerson scored a season-high 16 points and senior Courtney Collins added 15 as The Apprentice School held off a furious second-half rally from Washington & Lee University to take a 64-61 win on Friday night.
The Lady Builders jumped out to a 12-2 lead at the 15:34 mark on a jumper from Wilkerson. Washington & Lee cut that deficit in half on three occasions over the next nearly five minutes as Samantha Sharman's jumper with 9:08 left brought the hosts to 18-13.
Apprentice School then turned up the defensive pressure and went on a 15-0 run over the ensuing 6:24 as a Collins layup with 2:44 left put the Lady Builders up 33-13.
In the second half, the hosts cut the deficit to 39-32 on a free throw from Shelbi Hendricks with 13:21 left. Apprentice School pushed the lead back to 51-37 on a Wilkerson layup at the 9:09 mark. W&L had a final run as Hendricks hit a pair of free throws with five seconds left to make it 64-61.
BEHIND THE BOXSCORE
- In that 15-0 run by the Lady Builders in the first half, they held the Generals to an 0-for-8 from the floor, 0-for-2 from the foul line and forced three turnovers.
- The 64 points was the second lowest output by the Lady Builders this year, only ahead of a 60-point outing against St. Joseph's College-Brooklyn on December 1.
- Wilkerson added six rebounds, five steals and four assists to go with her team-high 16 points.
- April McCoy just missed a double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.
- Freshman Julissa Riddick topped the team in rebounds with 11.
Apprentice School finishes its two-game swing against the Old Dominion Athletic Conference as they face Emory & Henry College in a 2 pm tip on Saturday afternoon.